the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ House | Fastmount®
Navigate products using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Products
  3. Residential Applications
  4. Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ House

Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ House | Fastmount®

Share in Whatsapp
Ask for more information / Quote
You have to type a valid name
You have to type a valid email format
You have to type a valid phone number
You have to type a message longer than 10 characters
I agree to the Terms of use and the Privacy Policy.

More about this product

The Sandboxes House is located in Piha, on the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island – a beach known for its wilderness and nature.

Challenge

A timber and plywood interior was designed, using panels both on the walls and the ceilings, which should achieve "a soft, warm and natural interior, and oiled plywood allowed us to do that,” said Bodie Maxcey of Herbst of Herbst Maxcey Metropolitan Architects Ltd.

Plytech Gaboon plywood panels were used on the ceilings in two key areas of the house – the open plan living space in the elevated section, and the Bunk Room in the lower section of the property. Rejecting the option to screw and glue the panels in favor of a hidden solution, Fastmount™ was suggested as the best option to mount the plywood.

Solution

The shared living space features a high stud ceiling clad with oiled gaboon plywood panels, which run between the rafter beams to accentuate the length of the room. The panels are separated by a negative detail, precisely installed with Fastmount™’s Very Low Profile range, popular for their easy installation and perfect alignment.

You wouldn’t think that the lack of screw holes in the face of the ply would make that much of a difference to the overall look and feel, but it really takes it to another level.– Keith Stevens, Sandboxes owner.

The simplicity of the Fastmount™ system really allows the panels to take centre stage in the design of the interior. Meanwhile, the removability of the panels means that, should the panels need to be taken down for reticulation of cables, they can easily be replaced to the exact position, with no damage caused to the finish.

It was ultimately a great decision to use the system, and the project benefitted from using Fastmount™. – Bodie Maxcey, Herbst Maxcey Metropolitan Architects.

The bunkroom was given a cozy, hideaway feel by using full size gaboon plywood panels on the ceiling, which is complemented by finished timber walls. The precision of the negative detailing gave a sense of continuity from the main house.

Ask for more information / Quote

You have to type a valid name
You have to type a valid email format
You have to type a valid phone number
You have to type a message longer than 10 characters
I agree to the Terms of use and the Privacy Policy.
Thank you for your interest in this product! Maybe you'd like to request a quote for these similar products?
You have already requested information about this product.

Related Products

The Austonian / Motorized and Manual FlexShades

Draper

Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at Elwood House

Fastmount®